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Dunston, Dunston Pillar
Dunston, Dunston Pillar
Dunston, Dunston Pillar

Stands beside the A15 Sleaford Road near the junction with B1178 Tower Lane. 

Built by Sir Frances Dashwood 1751 as a land lighthouse to improve the safety of travellers. 

Originally 92 feet high.

The lantern on the top was destroyed in a storm 1808 and replaced 1810 by an oversize Coade stone statue of George III (sculptor Joseph Panzetta) to celebrate 50 years of the King's reign.

Statue removed and tower reduced in height 1940 to prevent any danger to low flying aircraft using RAF Coleby Grange.

Surviving bust of George III now displayed in the grounds of Lincoln Castle. 

DB 5 April 2018

Dunston, Pillar, Land Lighthouse, Sir Francis Dashwood, Coade Stone, George III, Joseph Panzetta
Dunston, Dunston Pillar, George III Statue
Dunston, Dunston Pillar, George III Statue
Dunston, Dunston Pillar, George III Statue

Remaining part of the Coade stone statue of King George III which used to stand on top of Dunston Pillar.

Now displayed in the grounds of Lincoln Castle. 

DB 16 May 2015

Dunston, Pillar, Statue, George III, Coade Stone, Lincoln Castle
Dunston, Dunston Pillar, Inscription
Dunston, Dunston Pillar, Inscription
Dunston, Dunston Pillar, Inscription

Remains of an inscription visible on the front face of Dunston Pillar.

The words

"KING GEORGE THE THIRD"

are still clearly legible. 

DB 5 April 2018

Dunston, Pillar, Inscription, King George III
Dunston, St Peter
Dunston, St Peter
Dunston, St Peter

The west tower of St Peterís at Dunston is 12th century.

R H Carpenter rebuilt the rest of the church in 1874-6, but retained the medieval north arcade and the south porch entrances.

August 2011

Dunston, St Peter, R H Carpenter